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How to make homemade hot sauce




Spicy food is exciting. Eating it comes with the thrill of consuming something meant to hurt you — competitions like Paquis One Chip Challenge have gone viral many times over. When you’re cooking, adding some heat can be a great way to evoke a visceral response in your guests. And for a truly personal touch, you can customize a hot sauce recipe just the way you like it.

Homemade hot sauce is also super easy to make. Basically, a hot sauce consists of three ingredients: hot peppers, vinegar and salt. Aside from this trinity, most sauces contain few other components — habanero sauces, for example, often use mango for that added sweetness.

Despite its overall simplicity, figuring out how to make a hot sauce that pleases your taste buds is a trial-and-error process, as you add and remove additional ingredients to create the perfect concoction. While the two recipes below are solid guides for mild and flavorful sauces, feel free to experiment and change up the add-ons as you see fit.

before you start

When handling hot peppers, it’s important to keep your hands away from your eyes and other sensitive areas so you don’t accidentally irritate your skin. Capsaicin – the chemical compound in hot peppers that makes your mouth feel like it’s on fire– found mostly in the placenta, or the white stuff that connects the colorful flesh to the seeds. Be extra careful there. With milder peppers like jalapeños or serranos, the decision to use gloves is yours, but if you’re using your bare hands, be sure to wash them thoroughly when you’re done.

If you use a super hot pepper like that but jolokia or Carolina Reaperbe sure to wear gloves and be careful with the whole thing: their skin also contains capsaicin, according to Paul Bosland, director of Chile Pepper Institute at New Mexico State University. workers at Puckerbutt Pepper Companywhere the Carolina Reaper was invented two pairs of gloves when handling peppers because the outer pair wears out in just 30 minutes.


[Related: Why do people like spicy food?]

Although capsaicin is absolutely irritating, the heat reaction you feel when you touch or eat hot peppers is more of a biological ruse. Your skin has a sensory receptor that responds to heat, and capsaicin can bind to that receptor and trick your body into thinking it’s hot, says Bosland. Capsaicin adheres to fats and oils but not to water. So Bosland suggests reaching for any kind of milk if you’re eating something too hot. This heat deterrent strategy could come in handy when refining your hot sauce recipe.


  • time: 15 to 30 minutes
  • Ingredient Cost: $10
  • difficulty: simply
  • yield: about 1 pint

How to make a mild hot sauce

Mild green hot sauce in a mason jar on a cutting board, the result of a homemade hot sauce recipe.
Mild hot sauce doesn’t have to be green, but this one was. Jack Izzo

The spice content of a pepper is measured with the Scoville heat unit scale (SCHU). Pure capsaicin has about 16 million SHU and the Carolina Reaper has about 1.5 million. This sauce uses jalapeños (about 8,000 SHU) and a roasted poblano (about 1,000 SHU) for a mild concoction with lots of flavor.

This sauce came out green because all the peppers I used were green, but if you want a hot sauce you can use Fresno, Calabria, or Cayenne pepper. Besides the basic combination of pepper, vinegar and salt, you can add a few cloves of garlic and some ground cumin if you want to add complexity to the flavor.


  • 4 jalapenos
  • ½ cup white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • Black pepper
  • (Optional) 1 poblano pepper
  • (Optional) 1 teaspoon ground cumin


1. (Optional) Fry the poblano. Preheat your oven for grilling, then wash your poblano pepper. When the oven is ready, roast the peppers for five minutes on each side, 10 minutes total. They’re looking for charred, black skin, so don’t hesitate to cook another five or 10 minutes if you’re not happy with the results.

2. Prepare your ingredients. Wash your peppers if you haven’t already, then remove their stems and peel the garlic cloves. Halve or quarter the jalapeños and poblano depending on their size. Because all of this is mixed together, you don’t need to finely chop the ingredients.

3. Puree everything. Place the halved peppers, garlic, white vinegar and kosher salt in your blender and blend until well combined, about 1 minute.


4. Add spices. Despite the name of our publication, cooking can sometimes be more of an art than a science. Before you add anything, taste the mixture to see what’s missing. After my first spin, I added a teaspoon of ground cumin, eight cranks of black pepper, and another dash of white vinegar. If you think The sauce is too acidic, you can add a little sugar. If you want a very runny hot sauce (like Tabasco), you can add more vinegar. You can also dilute the vinegar with water to keep the sauce from becoming too acidic.

  • Note: This recipe is light with vinegar because I wanted a slightly thicker sauce. It’s also important to remember that while you can always add more of an ingredient, you can’t add less, so use caution if you’re unsure of the proportions.

5. Puree everything again. Incorporate the spices you added by blending the mixture for another minute. Repeat steps 4 and 5 until you are happy with the way your sauce looks and tastes.

6. Fill bottles. Once you’re happy with the taste of your homemade hot sauce, it’s time to store it. You can reuse old (clean) hot sauce bottles by inserting a funnel into the bottle and pouring in your new sauce. If you have some mason jars lying around the house, you can use those instead.

How to make a spicier hot sauce

A mason jar full of flavorful red hot sauce made from a homemade hot sauce recipe.
Thai chilies give this homemade hot sauce its red color. Jack Izzo

For a spicier sauce, I opted for Thai chilies (or bird’s-eye chilies). These chilies are small and full of heat, coming in at around 100,000 SHU, so I added a red pepper to reduce the heat and add volume to my sauce. Hot sauces are usually made with white vinegar, apple cider vinegar, or rice vinegar, and I chose the last of these three because it’s the sweetest and least acidic – I was concerned about too many conflicting tastes. I also added some soy sauce (and halved the amount of salt so the sauce wasn’t too salty), garlic and ginger to add another tart flavor.

[Related: Spiciness isn’t a taste, and more burning facts about the mysterious sensation]

If you don’t have a high spice tolerance, don’t worry. Everyone’s spice tolerance is based on the number of sensory receptors they have on their tongue, says Bosland. Fewer receptors mean a person has a high spice tolerance, while more receptors mean a lower tolerance. But the more receptors you have, the more you’ll perceive the more subtle notes of a pepper’s spiciness.


  • Approximately ⅛ pound Thai chilies
  • 1 red pepper
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 small ginger root
  • ½ cup rice vinegar
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • (Optional) toasted sesame oil


1. Prepare your ingredients. Wash your chiles and peppers, then remove their stems. Roughly chop the peppers. The Thai chillies are small enough that you can just leave them whole. Remove skin from garlic and ginger.

2. Mix everything together. Place the paprika, chili peppers, garlic, ginger, rice vinegar, soy sauce and kosher salt in a blender and blend on high until well combined. This can take a minute or two.

  • Note: You may need to stop the blender and scrape down the sides a few times to ensure all the ingredients are fully mixed into the sauce.

3. Add spices. For this sauce, I used toasted sesame oil as the only additional seasoning. Its flavor can be overwhelming, so add extremely small amounts when using and taste until you reach your preferred taste.

4. Puree everything again. Add the added spices by blending the mixture again for about a minute. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until you are happy with the way your sauce looks and tastes.

5. Fill bottles. When you’re happy with the taste, use a funnel and an old hot sauce bottle, mason jar, or other equivalent container to hold the sauce.


Abusive Car Seizures Are a Booming Business for Memphis Police




financial collapse is big business for police departments across the country. Data from the Institute of Justice says police took over $3 billion from citizens in 42 states and Washington DC in 2018 alone; Half a billion was collected under various state statutes while $2.5 billion was collected under federal statutes. At the state and local level, the financial collapse is lucrative for many city police departments across the country – often to the detriment of citizens who have not committed a crime. The New York Times reports that the Memphis Police Department has impounded vehicles from many residents of the city, often without any legal basis.

Vehicle confiscations have exploded in the city in recent years. It all started in 2021. Supposedly created as an attempt to thwart reckless driving and illegal street racing, Memphis Police Commissioner Cerelyn Davis outlined her plan to crack down by impounding people’s vehicles. The result of this action was the creation of a program called Street Crimes Operation to Restore Peace in Our Neighborhoods, known as the Scorpion Unit. (This is the same unit that did the killing Tire Nichols.) Davis said the police would no longer report people for reckless behavior — they would just take people’s cars.

Out of The New York Times:

“When we identify individuals who recklessly drive far enough to endanger other lives, we want to include your car as well.” she said. “Take the car. Even if the case is dropped in court. We saw it. You made it. You could be uncomfortable for three days without your car. That’s enough.”

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland supported the measure and wanted to go further by not only impounding vehicles but also destroying them. “I don’t care if they spend a day in jail. Let me get their cars and then once a month we’ll all line them up, maybe at the old fairgrounds, Liberty Park, and just demolish them,” he said quoted as saying in 2022.

The unit and confiscations were deemed a success with over 270 vehicles taken in the first few months of operation. But these impounded vehicles were taken at a price.


Even if a crime had been committed, the legal justification for the vehicle confiscations was vague and questionable. defend that spoke to that Just pointed out, for example, that vehicles seized for suspected drug-related offenses often had nothing to do with any type of drug-related crime — and car owners had to navigate a complex court process to get their property back.

Most of the other vehicles were also stolen for the wrong reasons. This is what happened to Shawn Douglas Jr. After he was stopped and searched at a gas station, police said they found two bags of weed in Douglas’ backpack, a claim Douglas denies. The police eventually took away his 2015 Dodge Charger. before you take it Douglas said that Just that one officer remarked that his car “would be a great police vehicle. If we take those vehicles, we hope people don’t take them back so we can turn them into drug robberies.” Months later, all charges against Douglas were dropped, but the city still had his car, so he had to pay $925 to get it back.

Worse still, others trying to get their vehicles back come up against a legal system that was almost deliberately set up against them. And the city is keeping a low profile on how many vehicles it needs and how much money the city is making from these impounds. Until something can be done about how the city is campaigning against other reckless vehicle crime, largely innocent people will continue to pay the price. Go to New York Times for the whole story.

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Kawasaki Malaysia opens 4S centre in Shah Alam




Under Edaran Modenas (EMOS) sales agency, Kawasaki Malaysia has opened its first 4S Center at Section 15, Shah Alam, Selangor. Known as Kawasaki Shah Alam, the opening of the 4s Center was attended by EMOS CEO Roslan Raskan, Chief Marketing Officer George Kashiwagi and Kawasaki Shah Alam CEO Datuk Chear Kin Keong.

In addition to selling Kawasaki motorcycles, parts and service, Kawasaki Shah Alam is also listed as a Kawasaki All Star Outlet. This means that Kawasaki riders and fans can purchase all current Kawasaki models from small to large displacements, as well as Kawasaki off-road models.

“Looking around Kawasaki Shah Alam, I am inspired that this unique experience store will also be a platform for the Kawasaki community to experience a wide range of KAwasaki’s innovative products in an immersive environment. We believe the Kawasaki brand’s true success story lies in its people,” said Roslan.


“All of our KAWASKI All Stars took on the design and construction of the Kawasaki Plazas in Japan, emphasizing product presentation and visual merchandising. We believe that by sharing the same design aspects and beliefs, the showroom will provide and fulfill visitors with a sense of belonging. In other words, to give them a taste of the Kawasaki experience: where culture meets interest,” said Kashiwagi.

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Ram Gives Dealers a Preview of Mid-Size EV Pickup Concept: Report




  • R.A.M. shared with dealers his idea of ​​a mid-size EV pickup concept.
  • The electric concept would reportedly share many visual traits with the 1500 Revolution concept (pictured above) that Ram showed at CES earlier this year.
  • The mid-size concept would fill a Dakota-shaped hole that has remained in the company’s lineup since the Dakota was discontinued in 2011.

Ram is preparing dealers for a possible mid-size EV pickup to be added to the lineup in the near future. The company showed dealers its ideas for a mid-size EV pickup concept at a meeting in Las Vegas, according to a report by Automotive News.

The new concept obviously shares much of its aesthetic with the full-size 1500 Revolution concept that Ram first unveiled at the CES tech show in January. Dealer Randy Dye described the concept as “the future” in a statement. Automotive News. “We’ll be there again [mid-size] game,” Dye told the publication. “Without a doubt, it looks like a ram,” he said.

Dye, who owns the Daytona Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram and Maserati Alfa Romeo of Daytona in Daytona Beach, Fla., explained the matter Automotive News that Stellantis representatives previewed 30 new products for multiple brands during the meeting. The meeting appeared to be the first of its kind in eight years for retailers, who were at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles before it merged with the PSA Group to create Stellantis.

Ram debuted the full-size 1500 Revolution concept with much excitement in January. The design was imaginative and innovative, with a highly configurable interior and third-row jump seats. But when the production version was unveiled a month later, many of the exciting features shown in the concept were gone. The foldable Midgate along with its integrated jump seats in the third row have seemingly been shelved.

A new mid-size EV pickup would likely be well received. Small and mid-size trucks from other manufacturers have been selling in large numbers in recent years, and Ram may be making up for the 11+ years without one since the Dakota was discontinued.

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Jack Fitzgerald’s love of cars stems from his unshakeable addiction to Formula One.
After a brief stint as a detailer for a local car dealership group in college, he knew he needed a more permanent way to drive all the new cars he couldn’t afford and decided to pursue a career in auto writing. By pursuing his college professors at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, he was able to travel around Wisconsin seeking stories in the auto world before landing his dream job car and driver. His new goal is to delay the inevitable demise of his 2010 Volkswagen Golf.

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